“But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.”
King James Version (KJV)
4:29 But as then, he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, so it is now also - And so it will be in all ages and nations to the end of the world.
Ga 4:29 As then he that was born according the flesh persecuted him. See Ge 21:9. Ishmael persecuted Isaac. Even so [it is] now. So the Jews still persecuted God's spiritual children, the heirs of the promise. Paul "of the Jews had five times received forty stripes save one" (2Co 11:24).